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Dr. Alford

I am so excited to serve as your Assistant Principal for the 2023-2024 school year!   I am a passionate school administrator that truly values meaningful relationships that will support all students.

I began my teaching career in Pittsburgh, PA and relocated to the Raleigh area in 2008.  I’ve spent the last 15 years serving as both a teacher and an Assistant Principal in this wonderful school district.

Currently, I live in Apex with my dog Buddy.  He’s a lovable, yet semi-annoying Cairn Terrier whom you will find that I talk about a lot!  I’m the oldest of five and the only girl.  My youngest brother recently graduated from Fayetteville Academy and is looking to begin his college career at NC State. Go Pack!  I have 23-year-old twin brothers that have recently graduated from college and have started their careers, both living in Florida.  My other brother lives in my hometown of Waynesboro, Virginia. Needless to say, I’m a very proud sister! Outside of spending time with my family, I enjoy watching sports and being active.  Pitt above everything, Duke over UNC, and Let's Go Steelers!

I couldn’t be happier to continue working alongside the Yates Mill family and am committed to doing what’s best for kids.  In the words of the great Rita Person, “Every child deserves a champion, an adult that will never give up on them.”  I strive to live up to those words every day for our students and am proud to serve such a wonderful community.

This year is going to be exciting! Get ready as we strive to bring our school mission to life and ensure that all students receive the education they deserve. Together, we can do anything! 2023-2024 is going to be an amazing year!
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